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Native Praise tour to include singing at SBC
May19

Native Praise tour to include singing at SBC

The late Willene Pierce—not Native American by blood, but certainly so in heart and spirit—had the vision of a “tribe” of Native American women banding together to share the love of Jesus Christ through songs lifted in praise to their Savior—in native languages. Since the formation of the Native Praise Choir in November 1999, the group has done just that, serving the Native American LINK (Living in Neighborly Kindness) ministry Pierce...

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Moore, First gives 5 acres to BGCO for DR facility
Apr30

Moore, First gives 5 acres to BGCO for DR facility

MOORE—For 15 years, Sam Porter has dreamed of having a place to call home . . . for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) disaster relief fleet. Now, thanks to the generosity of the congregation at Moore, First, that long dreamed of and prayed for vision will become a reality in the not-too-distant future. In a unanimous vote April 13, members of Moore, First agreed to donate five acres of the church’s nearly 75-acre...

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Hinton, First dedicates worship center
Apr07

Hinton, First dedicates worship center

HINTON—It was a journey that took almost 15 years to complete, but members of Hinton, First praised God and finally dedicated a new 19,000-square-foot, $2.5 million worship center on Sun., March 30. And they did so without facing the task of paying off a mortgage. In other words, they completed the project debt free! With former pastors Steve Murray and Scott Hamilton among those describing the process that led the congregation from...

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Spring Break volunteers spruce up  Falls Creek, CrossTimbers office/residence
Mar31

Spring Break volunteers spruce up Falls Creek, CrossTimbers office/residence

DAVIS—CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp Manager Ryan Bauer had plenty to smile about March 20. • It was the first day of Spring. • The weather was nearly perfect as warm sunshine poured down from above. • The camp was abuzz with the sounds of approximately 100 volunteers giving of themselves to help make either CrossTimbers or Falls Creek look nicer and more functional. Much of the work focused on the new...

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Rewired: ‘Being A Man Of Influence’
Mar17

Rewired: ‘Being A Man Of Influence’

DAVIS—This year’s Rewired Men’s Retreat—April 25-26 at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center—will challenge participants to be a “Man of Influence.” Sponsored by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), the annual event, which is expected to draw more than 3,500 men and boys from as far away as Arizona and Georgia, will provide inspiration crossing generational lines and even spanning centuries, featuring a special...

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